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Moderate Special Needs

Boston College

18 months
1538 USD/credit 56393 USD/year
1538 USD/credit 56393 USD/year
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This Moderate Special Needs program at Boston College prepares teachers to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities (also known as high incidence disabilities) such as: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, and mild developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. 

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Based on the Moderate Special Needs program from Boston College option they select, students will learn about assessment and instructional practices at the elementary or secondary schooling levels, consistent with teacher licensure options in Massachusetts and many other states.

The goal of the program is to prepare teachers to work in a variety of roles including: lead teacher, special education teachers, and learning specialist, as well as to collaborate with general education regular teachers educators, other services providers and parents.

What you will learn:

  • How to develop learning goals and experiences responsive to the developmental and learning needs of students with special needs; including in ways that are responsive to language, cultural, and family backgrounds.
  • How to work collaboratively with students and professional colleagues in a variety of instructional settings.
  • How to plan individually-appropriate curriculum -through the IEP as well as in inclusive classroom settings.
  • How to use formal and informal assessments to plan instruction for pupils in ways that reduce bias, and to monitor learning progress.
  • How to use evidence-based practices to advance the learning of students with disabilities. Practices will include uses of technology and augmentative and alternative communication.
  • How to plan for and work with students and colleagues for successful transition preparation.
  • How to use ethical and professional practices that respond to language, cultural, and familial diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Instruction for the Special Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Mathematics and Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Language Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Rolling Admission after Regular Decision period


55 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
    • English Proficiency
    • All applicants whose primary language is not English (or for whom English is not one of their primary languages) are required to submit proof of satisfactory English proficiency. At this time, the only acceptable forms of proof for English proficiency are the TOEFL and IELTS exams.

Tuition Fee

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    56393 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1538 USD per credit during 18 months.
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    56393 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1538 USD per credit during 18 months.

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